One could say that Jalaan Slabb lives her life similar to the waves she surfs every day. It’s always fluid. Somedays she’s out on the water surfing, and others she’s busy tinkering away in her shaping bay creating surfboards. Recently the 16-year-old crafted a surfboard for two-time World Champion Tyler Wright. However, the throughline that connects everything she does is her love for the land and the ocean. As an indigenous woman from the Coodjinburra clan of Bundjalung nation, Jalaan uses her heritage to draw inspiration for her work. She grew up hearing stories about her ancestors and their reverence for their surroundings. Jalaan took those lessons to heart, and hopes to inspire the next generation with her work.
Your first day on a snowboard is usually nothing glamorous. It involves a lot of falling leaf, tumbling on your tailbone and wrists, and if you can link a single turn then that's a success. I’ll never forget learning how to ride as a 24-year-old on the bunny hill, struggling with my toe edge while this five-year-old whizzed past me making the most beautiful turns. It was humbling to say the least. But if you’re a world-class surfer, it’s almost like you get to hit the fast-forward button and
What does the perfect powder stash and the lost art of snowsurfing have in common? They're both well kept local's secrets--that is until snowboarder Alex Yoder sought them out. follows Yoder on his quest to learn the lost art of snow surfing on the infamous island off the coast of Japan. But the locals aren't so willing to share their beta, making Yoder's journey more difficult than he initially imagined. But when he finally arrives at the island, he finds something even more surprising-- the
For some, the sport is the end goal. For others, it's how they find inspiration to be artists, advocates, mentors, or whatever it is that drives their passion. a five-part documentary series, seeks to highlight women surfers, skaters, and snowboarders in what it is in their sport makes them who they are outside that sport. Featuring snowboarders and visual artists like Hannah Eddy and Jessa Gilbert, the activists and advocates of Textured Waves, Natural Selection winner Robin Van Gyn, and